Love triangle complicates efforts to breed Sumatran rhinos

Love triangle complicates efforts to breed Sumatran rhinos

EAST LAMPUNG, Indonesia — Efforts to breed the critically endangered Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) in captivity have faced numerous challenges. Breeding programs have beenplaguedby mysterious deaths, reproductive health problems and bureaucratic hurdles. Now, a sanctuary in Indonesia that has previously witnessed the birth of two healthy calves is facing a new, unexpected obstacle: relationship drama. […]

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Bears on skateboards and tigers chained up for selfies among animals being ‘abused’ to amuse tourists in Europe

“Horrendous” cases of animals being abused to please tourists across Europe have been filmed by investigators. In one example, a wild bear is put on a skateboard, made to stand upright and pushed on a slide for circus audiences in the Czech Republic, despite looking sick and underfed, the researchers say. In Germany footage shows […]

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Petition: Young Bear Killed After Humans Kept Taking Selfies With Him #NationalSelfieDay

No one should die for “likes,” but that didn’t stop countless selfish people from subjecting a beautiful young black bear to selfies—ignoring Washington County Sheriff’s Office’s warnings to “stay away”—just so that they could look “cool” on social media. The bear, who was living near Henry Hagg Lake Park in northwestern Oregon and believed to […]

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